-Second Printing of the First English Edition-
First English Edition (Second Printing) [1 of 1,000 copies]
Longmans, Green & Co. [London]
Biblio: (Cohen A3.2.c) (Woods A3ba)
8vo (345 pages, including two pages of advertisements for “Malakand Field Force” and “The River War.” Dated 1900 on title page but copyright date [on verso] is 1899.)
Hardcover [Green cloth]
Item Number: 206423
Savrola was Winston Churchill’s first and only novel; a statement of personal and political philosophy delivered as a work of dystopian fiction with a twist of romance. U.S. publication preceded the British issue by roughly ten days, rendering the American first edition the true first.
A very good copy in variant blue-green cloth. The cloth and the gilt are fresh and the binding is square, with some wear to the cloth and the turning of one corner. The prelims and fore-edges exhibit some very scattered foxing. The content are otherwise fine.
This copy clearly was the property of a German soldier, whose name and rank are ink-stamped on the front free endpaper. There is an additional elaborate bookplate on the front pastedown along with a Berlin bookshop plate. Intriguing.